Summary: When rooting a Samsung phone or tablet, it is quite easy to turn it into a bricked device due to misoperation. But don't worry, this article will show you the possible reasons why Samsung phone or tablet gets bricked, how to recover data from bricked Samsung phone and how to restore a bricked Samsung phone back to normal.
If unluckily your Samsung phone gets bricked, you need to check whether your Samsung phone is really bricked or not. If the Samsung phone can be turned on or recharged but it can not enter the system, this can be regarded as a soft-bricked Samsung phone, which is possible to be restored. If you can not turn on your Samsung phone and there's no reaction to charging, it's likely that the internal hardware is damaged, which can not be rescued via software fixes and needs to be fixed at repair shop. But no matter what, you can also recover your data from bricked Samsung phone or tablet.
Generally speaking, the reason why Samsung phone becomes bricked when rooting is because of improper operation, including:
1. Prematurely disconnect USB cable from computer when rooting Samsung phone. It is the most common reason to cause a bricked phone.
2. Poor contact of USB cable. When rooting your Samsung phone, you need to keep calm and make sure the USB cable is properly connected with your Samsung phone and computer. And you can not pull out the USB cord during the process until the computer prompts to do so.
3. Write the false firmware into the device. The firmware in different device can not be rooted mutually, and the illegitimate or licensed device can not be rooted mutually. Besides, the firmware is different in different regions, and make sure you choose the right firmware to root according to your device model and original sales area.
4. Low battery when rooting your Samsung phone. If the rooting process interrupts because your Samsung phone is out of power, your Samsung phone might fail to root and become bricked. Usually, your Samsung phone should have at least 30% of the electricity when rooting.
No matter your Samsung phone is soft-bricked or hard-bricked and no matter you are going to restore your Samsung phone via Recovery Mode or repair shop, before restoring your bricked Samsung back to normal, it is better to recover your personal files from bricked Samsung phone at first, otherwise, your personal data on bricked Samsung might be lost completely. So how to extract data from bricked Samsung phone? The professional Android recovery tool - Broken Android Data Extraction can help you to do this.
This Broken Android Data Extraction allows you to selectively recover data from a bricked Samsung phone easily by yourself, including photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, message attachments, call logs, WhatsApp data, WhatsApp attachments, documents and etc. What's more, the program guarantees to recover the original, non-damaged and non-modified Samsung data securely.
You can download the free trail of the program on your computer and start to get back your data from bricked Samsung with the user guide as below. Please be noted that if you want to recover contacts and text messages, you need to root your Samsung phone at first.
[User Guide] Steps to Retrieve Data from Bricked Samsung Phone or Tablet:
Step 1. Run the Broken Android Data Extraction on your computer after installation, and connect your bricked Samsung phone to computer via a USB cable. The program will automatically detect the connected phone soon.
Step 2. Select "Broken Android Phone Data Extraction" tab on the left and click the first "Start" button to move on. On the next screen, please choose your device name and device model from the drop-down list and click "Confirm" button.
Step 3. Then please put your Samsung phone into Download Mode with the onscreen guide. After that, please click "Start" button to move on.
Step 4. Now the program will scan your device automatically. After quick scanning, please tick off the file types that you want to recover from the left panel, and click "Recover" button to extract and save the data from bricked Samsung to computer immediately. Later you can easily preview and manage the Samsung data on computer after restoration.
If your Samsung is soft-bricked, that is, your Samsung phone can be turned on and recharged but it can not enter the system, you can rescue your Samsung phone by putting it into Recovery Mode. But please be noted that this will erase all data and settings from your Samsung phone, and your device will be restored to factory settings. So, please make sure you have extracted the data from bricked Samsung with the guide on Part 2 at first.
[User Guide] Steps to Restore Bricked Samsung via Recovery Mode:
Step 1. Please save the Rom package on SD card and then completely turn off your Samsung Galaxy by pressing Power button, and wait for a few seconds before you move to next step.
Step 2. Press and hold "Volume Down + Home + Power" buttons at the same time till the screen is on, then your Samsung phone might enter Recovery Mode. (Note: For some Samsung phone, you might only need to hold "Volume Down + Power" buttons simultaneously to enter Samsung Recovery Mode.)
Step 3. When you are in Recovery Mode, please highlight "wipe data/factory reset" via Volume Up/Down button, and confirm it with Power button. And then highlight "wipe cache partition" and confirm it with the same way.
Step 4. Choose "install zip from sd card" option by using Volume Up/Down and Power button, that is, installing the zip update package (Rom package) from the SD card.
Step 5. Then choose "reboot system now" option to restart your device and your bricked Samsung phone should be back to normal then. If not, please repeat the above operations to restore it again and you can also try to change another Rom package.
Warm prompt: In order to avoid data lost, please remember to recover your data from bricked Samsung with the Broken Android Data Extraction before you put your bricked Samsung into Recovery Mode. Now, you can free download it on your computer and start the process.
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